Kirby Yates happens to be a professional baseball player who plays in the position of a pitcher for the Atlanta Braves team of the Major League Baseball(MLB). Kirby was born on March 25, 1987, in Lihue, Hawaii in the United States of America.
Kirby had his non-professional baseball career playing for Kauai High School in Lihue, Hawaii and Yavapai College where he played college baseball for the school. After college, he was not drafted by any team so he signed with the Tampa Bay Rays in 2009.
The Rays added him to their 40-man roster in November 2013. In June 2014, he was promoted to the major leagues where he made his MLB debut for the Rays. He was traded by the Rays to the Cleveland Indians in November 2015. He played for the Indians till January 2016 when they traded his contract to the New York Yankees.
The San Diego Padres claimed him off waivers in 2017 and during the 2018 season, Kirby was part of the players selected to represent MLB at the 2018 MLB Japan All-Star Series. He did not play in 2019 due to an injury. When he returned to the field in 2021, the Toronto Blue Jays signed him on a one-year contract. In November 2021, the Atlanta Braves signed him on a two-year contract of $8.25 million.
How Tall Is Kirby Yates?
Kirby Yates is 1.78m tall.